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Kirk Haverkamp

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is the editor and chief staff writer of  An award-winning reporter and editor with more than 25 years' experience in journalism and public relations, his background includes covering community affairs for the Romeo (Mich.) Observer newspaper and writing about natural resources issues for the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, Mich. before joining He's also a contributor to, Investopedia and the MetroMode online magazine chain, among other work. He has a B.A. in English from Hope College and a Master's Degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

Consumer Mortgage Frauds: Foreclosure Rescue, Debt Relief, etc.
Mortgage fraud

Consumer Mortgage Frauds: Foreclosure Rescue, Debt Relief, etc.

The second major category of mortgage frauds targets consumers. Foremost among these are foreclosure rescue and mortgage debt relief scams. These scams seek to take advantage of homeowners who are falling behind on their mortgages or property taxes and are afraid of losing their homes. These scams are of particular concern in a depressed economy when unemployment is rising.

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 2 years ago | 4 minutes read time